Friday, 3 December 2021

Bangladesh ‘working step by step’ to host Sri Lanka

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DHAKA (Web Desk) – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have to navigate through a delicate period in the coming two weeks to hold the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series later this month. Although the board officially announced the dates of the three matches, the country s Covid-19 rules could influence a couple of crucial factors.

From a cricketing point of view, it is not yet clear whether Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will have to do a 14-day quarantine, which is the ongoing government directive for anyone arriving from India. They are currently in two separate hotels in Dhaka, having arrived on May 6. If they have do the two-week isolation, they will only have three days to prepare for the first ODI on May 23.

So far, Shakib has cleared the first of multiple Covid-19 tests with a negative result while Rahman awaits his result. BCB s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that they are working on shortening their quarantine, but it is a longer process for sportspersons.

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